Tag: cardiovascular disorders

Hypothermia: Who’s Most at Risk for This Cold-Weather Danger?

Hypothermia: Who’s Most at Risk for This Cold-Weather Danger?

Cold weather can be hazardous for anyone, but particularly for older adults, because falling temperatures can cause hypothermia and frostbite, particularly if there are multiple days in a row in which the temperature drops below freezing. This makes it crucial for older adults to protect themselves from adverse weather and

Grape Seed Extract Benefits Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

Grape Seed Extract Benefits Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

Six thousand years ago, the Egyptians recognized the healing power of grapes although they didn’t fully understand why the fruit is so beneficial. Today, we now know how grape seed extract benefits work to naturally lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Grape seed extract contains a high percentage of compounds

Balance Your Mineral Intake to Strengthen Your Brain

To function at its best, your brain needs just the right balance of minerals. These inorganic substances—iron, magnesium, zinc, and more—are important constituents of all bodily flu-ids and tissues, including your nerve cells, and are essential to a number of biological and physiological processes.
Amounts matter
Both deficiencies in these minerals and

Sleep: An Essential Component of Brain Health

Research suggests that restful, restorative sleep is a prerequisite for the health and proper functioning of the brain, and that chronic sleep insufficiency can be highly damaging in a variety of ways. For example, a study published Dec. 20, 2015 in Nature Neuroscience suggests that poor sleep may be linked

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